2009-11-21 - Dorval Brunelle - “What World Architecture for Global Democracy?”
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A/V from the event:
The Challenges of Global Democracy and the Economics of Happiness
Nov 21, 2009
Dorval Brunelle: What world architecture for a global democracy?
A progressive economy requires an integrated complex of economic, political, social and legal institutions at both the national and the international levels. The talk will look at the issue of dislocation and hierarchy between organisations operating in the realm of economic and commercial affairs, and those operating in other fields ( agriculture, labour, human rights, and culture most notably) as a reinforcing factor which brought the global system close to a total collapse last year. Consequently, ending the present crises (in the plural form) will not come through lopsided improvisations of the G-20 type, but through the (re)construction of a viable complex of interlocked and accountable organisations at the international level.
Mark Anielski,: Building Economies of Wellbeing and Enduring Happiness: From Alberta to China
Mark Anielski, author of the award-winning, best-seller The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, will present his vision and a roadmap to building economies of wellbeing and enduring happiness. He will present tangible examples of how communities around the world from Leduc, Edmonton, Halifax, Innsbruck, Beijing and Tahiti are rediscovering their genuine wealth and developing their own roadmap in the pursuit of happiness. Examples include the creation of ‘economies of communion’, business alliances for local living economies, interest-free banking and the establishment of genuine wealth accounting systems that will guide decision making.